Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem recently settled into a Manhattan studio to lay down some acoustic tracks from his 2012 album, Handwritten. The results of which are available to hear right now exclusively at the Red Bull Sound Select website.
Fallon, whose band will headline a Red Bull Sound Select showcase this weekend in New York City along with Dave Hause, The Scandals and Frances And The Foundation, chose to give songs Handwritten, She Loves You and 45, the stipped-back treatment.
“We went in and laid down some tracks, and I played a little piano over it," said Fallon. "I chose these songs because I thought I could do well on them and give them a new perspective."
Fallon was joined in the studio by Jared Hart, frontman of The Scandals, a punk band out of Bayonne, New Jersey.
“Those guys are friends of ours," Fallon said. "We try to pull people up with us and they’re from our state. We like to hand out some help.
“There are a lot of artists out there with talent," he said, "but those guys are working – and that’s the thing. You have to be out there working.”